Relationships between Dermatoglyphics and Multiple Intelligence among Selected Secondary School Students in Lagos State, Nigeria
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Ahmed, R. A.
Nigerian Society of Experimental Biology (NISEB)
The relationship between dermatoglyphics and multiple intelligences (MIs) were investigated in this study. 210 subjects from seven secondary schools in Lagos State, Nigeria were examined on heritable MIs; linguistic, logic/Math, intrapersonal, interpersonal, kinesthetic, musical and natural intelligences. The ten fingerprint patterns were captured with an automated scanner to reveal both fingerprint patterns and ridge count on each finger. Analyses revealed that whorl and ulnar loop were predominant on both right and left fingers. There was a significant correlation between the second fingers of both hands with logic intelligence; ulna loop being the most frequent pattern for those ranked “highly intelligent” in logic (P < 0.05). There was also a significant relationship between mean ridge count of the left fingers and kinesthetic intelligence in male; higher ridge count corresponded with high kinesthetic intelligence. However, there was no significant correlation between fingerprint patterns and students’ performance from different tribe (P>0.05). This study has revealed that the mean total ridge count of left fingers can indicate the level of kinesthetic intelligence in male and ulnar loop pattern on the second finger of both hands and consequently implies high heritable logic intelligence. Further studies with other forms of dermatoglyphic indices and larger sample size are recommended to unravel more association between dermatoglyphics and MIs
Lagos , Dermatoglyphics , Multiple Inteligence , ulnar , whorl , ridge count
Adekoya, K.O., Ahmed, R.A., Oboh, B.O. and Alimba, C.G. (2013). Relationships between Dermatoglyphics and Multiple Intelligence among Selected Secondary School Students in Lagos State, Nigeria. NISEB JOURNAL. 13 (3&4) : 53 – 60.